Troubleshooting Air Conditioners in Spring, Texas

You have a few different options when it comes to finding out where your air conditioner is on the fritz. The first thing that many people do when their air conditioner decides to stop working is to check the thermostat in their home.  

If that seems to be set correctly, then there are a few other possible causes worth checking out before calling in an AC repairer for help.

Make sure your filter has been cleaned or replaced if necessary, and make sure there isn’t anything blocking the unit itself (like furniture). Check power sources too-maybe all it needs is some juice!

What to do when your air conditioner is on the fritz

The first thing that many people do when their air conditioner decides to stop working is to check the thermostat in their home.  If that seems to be set correctly, then there are a few other possible causes worth checking out before calling in an AC repairer for help.

Make sure your filter has been cleaned or replaced if necessary, and make sure there isn’t anything blocking the unit itself (like furniture). Check power sources too-maybe all it needs is some juice!

Troubleshooting tips for AC units

Step 1: Check the thermostat 

  • Make sure that the AC is set to the desired temperature.
  • Check for a dirty or clogged filter.
  • If there is no power, check to see if the power cord is plugged in.

Step 2: Turn off and back on

The following steps may be needed to get your AC up and running again, so use at your own discretion:

  • Shut off power supply connections to the unit.
  • Wait for 10 minutes without any movement or sound coming from the air conditioner. Restart power supply connection after waiting. If it does not start, proceed to step 3 below.

Step 3: Check unit’s fuse box

If you are running an extension cord for your AC, try to fix the issue by replacing your fuse. If you are using a wall outlet, use a voltmeter to check if there is no power in your lines.

Step 4: The compressor and blower wheel might be locked

If the previous steps failed, it could be possible that either the fan or the compressor has locked up. In this case, chances are you will need to call a professional AC repairer for help with either repairing or replacing these parts.

  • If the blower wheel is locked: Replace it and try again (be sure not to use power while doing so).
  • If the compressor is locked: Call in an expert to fix or replace the compressor.

Step 5: Rusted fan

If you haven’t tried to replace the blower wheel and it still won’t turn, try replacing it with a new one. If this doesn’t work, check if your blower is rusted by examining the blades for rusting. In this case, you will need to replace the blades, or you will need to call an expert.

Step 6: The thermostat might be bad

It is possible that your thermostat has gone bad and needs to be replaced. If it was working fine before, but not anymore, it could mean that it is malfunctioning. Try replacing the thermostat to see if it works again. You can also try installing a different model if you wish.

Step 7: The AC has clogged ducts

If the previous steps did not work, then there must be something blocking the AC from working. This could mean that your house or HVAC system’s ducts are rusty or have clogged arteries. To fix this, you might have to get a professional to come and clean or replace your ducts for you.

Step 8: The unit is overheating

It could be possible that your AC wasn’t keeping up when the temperature was extremely high. This can happen if there are other heavy appliances in use simultaneously (such as a microwave). At this point, the unit might not be able to keep up. In this case, you can either try to replace certain parts or wait for the temperature to cool down and turn off some other heavy appliances.

How to tell if an AC repairman is needed or not

The AC repairman might be needed if the steps below have not fixed your problem. You can also call one for help if you are unsure about what to do next or want some expert advice:

  • Check for rusty or clogged ducts, a dirty filter, and a rusted blade.
  • The compressor could be locked up and need to be replaced.
  • The fan could also be locked up and should be replaced.

You will need a new thermostat if it is malfunctioning or malfunctioned before but now works again.

It’s possible that the unit is overheating and needs a break from running during scorching days.

If the unit is not running, you might need to call an expert for help.

Helpful steps for keeping your unit in good working order

To keep your HVAC system in good running order, there are a few things you can do. One is to make sure that you have the right thermostat set for the temperature you want your house to be at and clean or replace the filter when needed.

You can also make sure that your ducts are not clogged or that you don’t have any rust or clogs on the blades of your fan. If not, checking with an AC repairer might be necessary.

Conclusion

In conclusion, there are a lot of possible causes for an air conditioner to malfunction. However, the most common ones can be fixed with some simple troubleshooting steps.

If you’re experiencing any problems at all with your AC and want help determining what’s wrong or how to fix it, contact our team today!

We’ll answer any questions you might have about solving these issues, as well as provide tips on keeping your unit in good running order so that this problem doesn’t happen again.